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2023 Holiday Newsletter

Dear Clients, Friends, and Neighbors!


Happy Holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or something else, December is a magical month. On Saturday, I hosted a Hanukkah lunch with my life partner Jonathan. Since being with Jonathan, I have learned more about his beautiful faith, which has made my life much richer. To come together with clients, friends, and neighbors this Hanukkah and celebrate the miracle of resilience and hope in the face of adversity was very meaningful, especially this year. Earlier this week, I also hosted a fun team dinner. I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful team.

December offers our team a chance to catch our breath, review the year, and plan for 2024. We are always striving to do better and improve our craft. At our core, we are in the relationships business. Helping people buy and sell homes is a by-product of those trusted relationships. 


Some of the things we are grateful for this year include:

The Marin County year in review saw a notable decrease in single family home sales (SFH) with - 25% in all price points and - 33% $5M + from 2022. Notably, in the $5M+ luxury price point, Tiburon sales were down -59%, Mill Valley sales were down -63%, Ross sales were down - 62%, Kentfield sales were flat. Only Belvedere sales were up with an increase of +138%. See below: BAREIS MLS.

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, and the central bank’s rate-hiking campaign appears to be over, with three rate reductions on the horizon for 2024. As a result, stocks staged a broad rally, resulting in a record day on Wall Street with the Dow Jones Industrials breaking 3700 for the first time. This is much-needed news for the housing market, and I anticipate many sidelined buyers and locked-in homeowners jumping back into the market.


Tomorrow, our team is hosting a thank-you breakfast for all the vendors and professionals we work with to serve our clients. These strategic partners are critical in helping us maintain the high touch, full-service standard of excellence our clients appreciate and expect from us. 


We are working hard on preparing multiple properties for the spring 2024 market. If our stable of listings are any indication of what is to come, I am cautiously optimistic that more much-needed inventory will hit the market in 2024.


On behalf of our entire team, I wish you and yours a great holiday. We are so appreciative of every one of you.


All the best,

Current Active Properties

Available Off-Market

224 Woodland Road, Kent Woodlands

List Price: $11,500,000

Now Available

6 Blue Blossom Court, San Rafael

List Price: $1,595,000

Listed by Steve Marsh DRE 01944755

Now Available

30 Mesa Road, Bolinas

List Price: $1,900,000

Listed by Steve Marsh DRE 01944755

Please click here to see more of our active buyer profiles

2023 CHC Team Property Sales

83 Laurel Grove Avenue, Ross

Sold Off-Market: $9,750,000

Buyer Representation

21 Rancheria Road, Kent Woodlands

Sold Off-Market: $9,495,000

126 San Carlos Avenue, Sausalito

Sold Off-Market: $6,500,000

333 Bella Vista Avenue, Belvedere

Sold: $6,277,000

Buyer Representation

1 Orchard Way, Kent Woodlands

Sold Off-Market: $6,000,000

110 Central Avenue, Sausalito

Sold: $5,500,000

Buyer Representation

14 Rancheria Road, Kent Woodlands

Sold Off-Market: $5,200,000

Buyer Representation

64 Fern Lane, San Anselmo

Sold: $5,125,000

104 Golden Gate Avenue, Belvedere

Sold: $5,0770,000

Co-Listed with Shana Rohde-Lynch of COMPASS (DRE 01079806)

108 Woodland Road, Kent Woodlands

Sold Off-Market: $4,900,000

Multiple Offers

4 Spring Road, Kent Woodlands

Sold: $4,350,000

Multiple Offers

41 Wellington Avenue, Ross

Sold: $4,250,000

76 Ridgecrest Road, Kent Woodlands

Sold Off-Market: $3,875,000

Multiple Offers

61 Bayview Avenue, Larkspur

Sold: $3,700,000

8 Felipa Court, Tiburon

Sold: $3,265,000

Buyer Representation

39 Legend Road, San Anselmo

Sold: $3,200,000

Buyer Representation

65 Corte Amado, Greenbrae

Sold: $3,100,000

Buyer Representation

179 Saint Thomas Way, Tiburon

Sold: $2,975,000

Listed by Steve Marsh (DRE 01944755)

8 Chateau Place, San Rafael

Sold: $2,895,000

210 Murray Avenue, Kentfield

Sold: $2,600,000

33 Bay Way, San Rafael

Sold: $2,550,000

Buyer Representation

Steve Marsh (DRE 01944755)

75 Woodland Road, Fairfax

Sold: $2,500,000

Buyer Representation

121 Hilldale Drive, San Anselmo

Sold: $1,655,000

Buyer Representation

125 Lobo Vista, Novato

Sold: $1,425,000

Buyer Representation

22 Truman Way, Novato

Sold: $1,300,000

Buyer Representation

Steve Marsh (DRE 01944755)

34 Buckeye Circle, Woodacre

Sold: $895,000

Buyer Representation

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Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material is intended for information purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, conditions, sale or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description or measurements (including square footage). This is not intended to solicit property already listed. No financial or legal advice provided. Equal Housing Opportunity.